Friday, October 5, 2012

Arcane (Matthew 13:1-12)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is "arcane." I think one of the things that people remember about Jesus, even if they are not Christian or even religious, is that he spoke to people in parables. Why did he do this? Well, there could be a number of reasons. The most important is that he knew that people might understand a little bit more if he brought stuff close to home. But when Jesus was on earth he had a very specific mission. The message that he brought was not for everybody. He spoke in ways that sometimes only a few people understood.

"Why do you speak to the people in parables?”  "He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.
~Matt. 13:10-11

Jesus was very adamant about his mission here on earth. He knew he did not have a lot of time. My question is: how deliberate are you about the message that you bring to people with whom you come in the contact? The message that the Savior brought was arcane, or for a few only.  His limited time on earth was to impart his understanding to the disciples, that they might carry out the mission after he left for Heaven.  My prayer is that you get the message out to as many people as possible. We do not know how long we have. But we do know that the words in Scripture have been given to us for the purpose of saving others. Give the word freely, and let God do the rest.

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